S-Space Graduate School of Public Administration (행정대학원) Dept. of Public Administration (행정학과) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) Korean Journal of Policy Studies (정책논총) vol.20(1) (2006)
Northeast Asian Regional Economic Security: Fishery Cooperation between Russia and South Korea
- Ahn, Se Hyun
- Issue Date
- Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.20 No.1, pp. 1-33
- This article reviews fishery cooperation between Russia and South Korea from a regional security perspective. Even though the South Korean fishery industry has long played a role in agriculture as a national food industry, the Korean inshore fishery production amount has been steadily decreasing, primarily because of the new Korea-Japan fishery and the Korea-China fishery agreement in the last decade. In this regard, the Russian Far East provides a solution to South Korean fish markets because of its vast and rich marine products and fishery resources. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1990 and a fishery agreement in 1991, South Korea has fished in the Russian waters according to fishery quotas based on a mutual fishery pact. This relatively small but flourishing fishery trade is one of the few bright spots in the currently relatively stagnant Russo-South Korean diplomatic relations.